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Volkswagen recalls model year 2015-2016 Tiguans and CCs

The airbags may be deactivated or deploy inadvertently

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Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 27,822 model year 2015-2016 Tiguans and CCs.

The airbag Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have a defective power supply capacitor that can result in airbag deactivation or inadvertent deployment.

Deactivated airbags increase the risk of injury. Inadvertent deployment of the airbags increases the risk of a crash.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install new software and replace the air bag ECU as necessary free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 13, 2019.

Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Z5.

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